Richard Chai Fall/Winter 2013

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With the help of Sebastien Perrin’s music, Richard Chai’s Fall/Winter 2013 runway began its show with a solid impression.  Strange and somewhat odd, but addicting and attracting, the music grabbed everyone’s attention, just as Chai’s designs did.

Composed of solid colors, plaids, and prints, Chai’s collection explored the darker shades with an exception of few popping colors of lavender and violet.  The florals softened the runway occasionally, adding feminism to his collection.

Military motif lingered on the corners of every design, from metallic details to structured shoulder lines. Palladium boots and Via Spiga ankle boots gave an extra push to the army inspired styling of Chai’s designs.

The hair was natural and chic for men and women.  Men kept their hair Brit rock with a fringe.  Ladies kept theirs short or tied in ponytails with side parts.  The hairstyles kept the overall look clean and structured, but not too polished.

The make-up by James Kaliardos for Maybeline New York was soft with bit of color in the eyes and nude lips closer to natural shades.  However, more defined lines in the face would’ve produced much stronger look.

Clara Yang is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]